PLOS is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine. Following an extensive search, PLOS has appointed Larry Peiperl M.D. to this position, effective September 16, 2013. Dr. Peiperl rejoins PLOS after 3 years as a Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine; previously he was PLOS Medicine’s Senior Research Editor. Before that he was the Director of UCSF’s Center for HIV Information as well as the Editor of the HIV InSite Knowledge Base. Dr. Peiperl is trained in Internal Medicine, and has taught and practiced primary care for many years in clinics serving low-income patients. His background in clinical research includes leadership of NIH-sponsored HIV vaccine and treatment trial protocol teams. Dr. Peiperl earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Master of Science degree from Stanford and his medical degree from UCSF.
Dr. Peiperl replaces Dr. Virginia Barbour in the role of Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine. However, Dr. Barbour remains Editorial Director for Medicine Publishing and will continue her oversight of PLOS’ three medical journals. Dr. Barbour is relocating to Brisbane, Australia while Dr. Peiperl will be based at PLOS’s San Francisco office.